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- DescriptionThe Ethgraphy of Communication explores how and why language is used, and how its use varies in different cultures. In this w standard introduction to the subject, Muriel Saville-Troike presents the essential terms and concepts introduced and developed by Dell Hymes and others, and surveys the most important findings and applications of their work. Drawing on insights from social anthropology and psycholinguistics and using examples from many languages and cultures, she builds a model that includes communication within the overall framework of cultural competence. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the substantial contributions made in recent years to the development and application of the subject. It includes two completely new chapters on contrasts in patterns of communication and on politeness, power, and politics. The book w incorporates an even broader range of examples and illustrations for analyzing the patterns of communicative phemena in the languages of the world.
- Author BiographyMuriel Saville-Troike is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona. She is author of Bilingual Children (1975), Foundations for Teaching English as a Second Language (1976), A Guide to Culture in the Classroom (1978) and the co-editor of Perspectives on Silence (with Deborah Tannen, 1985).
- Author(s)Dee Brown,Muriel Saville-Troike
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication29/11/2002
- Series TitleLanguage in Society
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBlackwell Publishers
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight622 g
- Width160 mm
- Height237 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
- Edition Statement3rd Revised edition
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